"This is the highest award a baseball broadcaster can receive. I am obviously thrilled, humbled and very excited. It is the professional highlight of my career," he said during a telephone conference call after Wednesday's announcement.
"One of baseball's iconic figures — a Hall of Fame player, a Hall of Fame person and a wonderful broadcaster with great recall abilities, and one of the best storytellers I ever worked with," said Dave Van Horne, the Marlins' play-by-play man and Snider's broadcast partner for 15 years with the Expos. "He was a wonderful partner and taught me a lot about the game."